“It’s not actually your hair that hurts, but the skin and perifollicular area of the scalp—the region around each hair, pore, or follicle,” explains Manhattan–based dermatologist Francesca Fusco. “The scalp is incredibly rich in blood supply, nerve endings, and oil glands.
How often should you wash your hair?
How Much Should You Wash? For the average person, every other day, or every 2 to 3 days, without washing is generally fine. “There is no blanket recommendation. If hair is visibly oily, scalp is itching, or there’s flaking due to dirt,” those are signs it’s time to shampoo, Goh says.
Why is my head so tender after wearing a ponytail?
What causes a ponytail headache? Even though there aren’t any nerves in your hair that would sense pain, there are extremely sensitive nerves underneath your hair follicles and in your scalp. When a ponytail triggers a sensation of tightness in too many of those nerves at once, a headache can result.
Can dirty hair cause pimples?
“Dirty hair that is loaded with oils, hair products, and grime over the course of the average day can cause an acne flare for those who are prone to break outs,” she explains. “It is better to wash your hair before bed if you are noticing breakouts that occur on the temples, forehead and sides of your cheeks.